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The American Civil War spanned from April 1861 to May 1865 and was the result of a longer conflict regarding slavery in the United States. More »

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The Civil War was a conflict between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America between 1861 and 1865. The conflict centered on the disagreement of the legality of slavery and the rights of slaves... More »

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The Civil War was considered one of the darkest times in U.S. history. There were doubts the U.S. would even be able to survive as a divided nation. More »

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The Civil War was a complex conflict stemming from myriad causes including slavery, trade, and federal structure, and as such it is a matter of opinion as to whether or not it was preventable. Many forces were in play at... More »

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In the years prior to the American Civil War, a separate sense of cultural, political and economic identity developed and took hold between the North and the South that helped lead to the conflict. Sectionalism, which re... More »

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The South side of the American Civil War became its own nation, called the Confederate States of America, or the Confederacy for short, while the North remained the United States of America and was called the Union. The ... More »

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The Compromise of 1850 set up an untenable status quo between the northern and southern regions of the United States in terms of slavery policy. The U.S. Congress intended to achieve a sustainable solution for the confli... More »

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